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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Ag News

Agri-food businesses get financial boost from feds, province

Ten farm and agri-food businesses in the area are getting a collective $232,000 boost courtesy of the federal and provincial governments. Among the funding recipients...

Pork a pawn in battle with China

Canadian producers are hoping for a swift resolution to the country’s latest trade dispute with China after a ban was imposed on all pork...

A new partnership goes to market

The Wellesley Farmers’ Market is returning for another season to the open-air pavilion outside the Wellesley arena. As of Saturday, organizers will once again...

Maple syrup producers waiting on a deep freeze

The chilling cold of Canada’s winter has long been the herald of the coming maple syrup season. And though the weather has been less...

Strong farm yields come on the back of a warm, wet summer

The autumnal equinox this Saturday marks, officially, the first day of fall, and for many it’s a reminder of the upcoming seasonal harvest. Pumpkins,...

Group publishes guide for prospective new farmers

The National Farmers Union of Ontario has published the Young Agrarians Ontario Land Access Guide to help new farmers find creative ways to succeed...

Getting down to the business of enjoying strawberry season: fresh and local

With berry season in full swing, now is the time to attend those pick-your-own farms and kiosks available for prospective buyers around town. Martin’s...

FMO program is a reality check for farm-to-table goods

Farmers’ Market Ontario is very much an advocate for the offerings of genuine, local farmers. To that end, the organization is alert for resellers...

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Jolly ol’ Saint Nick rolls into Elmira

The Elmira Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade saw people line Arthur Street Saturday morning...

Efforts to clear snow from roads sees fines rise

Already out ticketing cars parked on streets between 4 and 9 a.m., Woolwich will ban parking on roads...

Woolwich council moves to develop a vision for downtown Elmira

Intending to develop a planning framework that will encourage businesses to invest in the Elmira core, Woolwich will...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

Looking for a previous edition of The Observer? Our online archives extend back to 2008.

The spirit of giving in full force

That Christmas is the season of giving was on ample display this week at Lions Hall in Elmira,...

Province boosts funding to police to increase RIDE programs

The Ontario government this week announced it will provide $2.4 million in funding through its Reduce Impaired Driving...

Woolwich looks to widen scope of on-farm business operations

Relaxed on-farm business policies adopted by the province have Woolwich looking to change its official plan and zoning...

Wellesley Lions honour late member

Members of the Wellesley & District Lions Club gathered Sunday to honour one of their own, dedicating a...